Belarus

Call for donations - Help Defend Human Rights and Free Elections in Belarus

You can donate on the HelpMundo donation platform here: https://www.helpmundo.de/helptools/kampagne/102_help-defend-human-rights-and-free-elections-in-belarus

Assist those that have faced repression and have been detained, and those that risk their lives to monitor the situation in Belarus and call attention to the massive scale of electoral fraud and human rights violations in the country.

We are collecting donations for:

- Legal fees for defence of political prisoners (approximate cost of an ongoing legal case can be up to 4.500 Euros).

- Ongoing monitoring and reporting of human rights violations in Belarus.

- Collection of reports of abuse and torture to bring perpetrators to justice.

The presidential election in Belarus has been called the “worst election ever” by domestic citizen observers. These observers report a massive scale of electoral fraud, as well as harassment and repression by authorities against rival candidates, opposition activists, and critical voices.

After the election on 9 August, protests against President Lukashenka and his alleged electoral victory broke out. This was followed by a mass wave of arrests of protestors, journalists, human rights activists, and election observers. Currently, several protesters still remain in detention, whom human rights groups have called political prisoners, and 80 persons are missing. Amongst those detained are also election observers. There are also mounting reports of abuse and torture being committed by law enforcement officers.

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